• Outdoor Survival Series

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    November 29, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Alex Hayes
    423-343-9779
    alexhayes@kingsporttn.gov

    Outdoor Survival Series
     
    Kingsport, TN – Would you know what to do if you were dropped in the middle of the woods, desert or mountains? For most people, the answer is no, but Bays Mountain Park’s Outdoor Sur­vival Series is your opportunity to learn how to adapt to the rough conditions of the outdoors for free.
     
    The following survival classes will be held in the Discovery The­ater at Bays Mountain Park from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
     
    • December 2nd - “Lost and Afraid”
    • December 9th – “Bear Aware”
    • December 16th – “Snake Bites”
    • December 23rd – “What To Take Hiking?”
    • December 30th – “Outdoor Survival Basics”
     
    These free classes will cover the techniques a person should use in a dan­gerous situation to save themselves or others. The skills being discussed are meant to help someone who is lost by providing knowledge of the necessities for human life. This includes water, food and shelter, as well as the need to think straight, signal for help, navigate safely, avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.
     
    Many of these skills can be used to enjoy extended periods of time in re­mote places and to thrive in nature. Even when hiking, back­packing, horseback riding, fishing or hunting, you need to make sure to have the basic wilder­ness survival skills to handle an emergency situation.
     
    There is no charge to participate in the series, and participants can complete as many classes as they would like. Participants who attend all five classes will receive a certificate of completion. For more information please call 423-229-9447.
     
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    About Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
    Annually, more than 200,000 visitors pass through Bays Mountain Park making it one of the State of Tennessee’s Top 50 Most Visited Attractions, according to the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. One of the nation’s largest city-owned parks with 3,550 acres, Bays Mountain Park features roughly 40 miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, wildlife habitats, fun exhibits, a 44-acre lake, ropes course with zip line, trails for mountain biking and much, much more.